This program is now closed. Visit our AGRI Farm to School page to find out about other opportunities.

The AGRI Farm to School Rapid Response Grant for Food Vendors was a one-time program in 2020 to provide support for food vendors to purchase equipment that would help improve their market access to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic (summer and fall of 2020). We also offered a rapid response grant for schools.

Between these two programs, we awarded 39 grants for a total of $157,196 in CARES Act funds: 36 to school districts and three to farms.

Food Vendor Recipients

  • Wildlife Orchard, Itasca County
  • Goldenrust Farm, Olmsted County
  • Hmong American Farmers Association, Dakota County

Applications for this program are now closed. See the Request for Proposals (PDF) for information about the program.